Satyrium striatum Thunb. 1794 SUBGENUS Brachysaccium


Photo by Peter Linder/ Drawing by Harry Bolus and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Striate Satyrium [refers to the distictive stripes on the sepals ands petals]

Flower Size .16" 4 mm]

Found in southwestern Cape Province South Africa lowland flats and montane slopes and plateaus in sandy situations at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a mini-miiniature to miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with slender, erect stem carrying 1 to 2, basal, spreading, broadly ovate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, short, 1 to 10 flowered inflorescence with broadly rhomboid to ovate, cupped, 1 to 2 times the length of the ovary floral bracts and carry flowers with a faint sweet fragrance. .

Synonyms Diplecthrum striatum Pers. 1807

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Schelpe, Linder and Hall 1982 photo fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; The Cape Orchids Vol 2 Liltved & Johnson 2012 photo fide;